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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Penticton, British Columbia’s Easter bake sale raises almost $8000 for Ukraine

Over $8000 is raised for Ukraine at an Easter cake sale in Penticton, B.C.

Key Takeaways:

  • In preparation for a Ukrainian Easter bake sale on Sunday, volunteers in the Okanagan have been baking crazy.
  • A lemonade stand collected nearly $300 for Sofia Kozachenko’s family. Her girls intend to put the money toward a personal goal.

Volunteers in the Okanagan have been baking up a storm in anticipation of a Ukrainian Easter bake sale on Sunday.

A picture booth, traditional Ukrainian food, and art were among the items given by local vendors to generate funds.

“It was created with love and enthusiasm.” Svitlana Shkyn, a Ukrainian Canadian Volunteer Association member, stated, “We’ve been baking pretty much every evening. Over 20 of us, and we sold the first batch inside the first hour.”

“We were overjoyed to be able to sell traditional Ukrainian Easter dishes.” “We had kovbasa, perogies, cabbage rolls, and typical Ukrainian Easter bread, a sweet bread with raisins and icing,” says the author.

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The baking sale’s purpose was to generate enough money to purchase an ambulance in hotspot locations.

“Even before the war, I know that many villages and cities lacked enough medical vehicles.” “It’s in high demand, especially now,” Shkyn remarked.

“We’re hopeful that this purchase will help save the lives of more injured civilians and military.”

Sofia Kozachenko’s family raised nearly $300 with a lemonade sale. Her girls intend to put the money toward a personal goal.

“A percentage of the funds raised by our girls at the lemonade stand will go to help a little center in Chernihiv for children with impairments.” “They’re quite enthusiastic about it,” bake sale volunteer Sofia Kozachenko remarked.

Kozachenko and her family had an emotional day because her in-laws had fled Ukraine 10 days prior and stayed with them in Kelowna.

“I can’t speak, mourn my homeland, and my mother is still in Ukraine,” said Luliia Makariuk, a Ukrainian refugee.

Her in-laws, according to Kozachenko, had only a few moments to decide to leave their village.

“As quickly as the first bomb went off close, they decided and hopped on a train in less than an hour.” They only had paperwork and a slice of deli meat on them. Because the train was so crowded, they couldn’t even eat,” Kozachenko explained.

The bake sale had raised $8625 as of Sunday afternoon.

The next priority for the Ukrainian Canadian Volunteer Association when displaced Ukrainians begin to arrive in the Okanagan is to gather money for them.

Source: Global News

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